The Red House (1947)

Edward Robinson, Lon McCallister
Delmer Daves
Drama, Film Noir, Mystery
"The Red House" stars Edward G. Robinson as Pete Morgan who, with his spinster sister Ellen (Judith Anderson) has raised Meg (Allene Roberts) as their own on a secluded farm. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath (Lon McCallister) to come help with chores on the farm. Despite Pete's warning of terrors within an abandoned red house in the woods, Meg and Nath explore deep into the forest and discover troubling secrets. The gorgeous music score is by Oscar winner Miklós Rózsa who also composed for "Double Indemnity" and "Spellbound." "The Red House" is a moody, atmospheric noir drama at its best! (BW)